Dutch Day in the Neighbourhood
12 Oil Street,
(Fortress Hill MTR Exit A)
28 April 2019
2pm - 6pm
Free upon registration
*WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS UPDATE:
Please note due to adverse weather conditions, Dutch Day in the Neighbourhood will be delayed until 2pm. Should the Amber rain signal be hoisted by 1pm the event will be cancelled. Please check back for further updates.
Registration closed, some walk-in space available.
About the event
Spend a Sunday afternoon with Dutch Days in Hong Kong for some family fun! When you think of the Netherlands, one must probably think of the clogs, klompen, tulips and windmills. All ages are welcome to enjoy an afternoon painting a set of wooden clogs, learn to fold classic Dutch motifs, taste a bit of the Netherlands with the chefs of Orange Tree Restaurant and learn to make poffertjes pancakes. Take pictures with cutouts of Dutch costumes for a memory of the day. Please register and wait for our confirmation email to confirm your place in our workshops.
Paint Your Own Klompen Wooden Clogs
Klompen are wooden clogs that have long symbolised Dutch heritage. In this workshop, adults and children of all ages paint their own klompen. All participants will take home their unique hand-painted klompen key-ring.
Poffertjes with Orange Tree Restaurant
Poffertjes are traditional mini-pancakes made of buckwheat flour, served with a dollop of butter and powdered sugar. The team from Orange Tree Restaurant will teach children to make these fluffy little poffertjes. After attending this class, our newly minted junior chefs will be able to make their own poffertjes and treat their parents, family, and friends to this tasty Dutch snack.
About Orange Tree Restaurant
For over 17 years, Orange Tree was run successfully by Chef Pieter Onderwater in Hong Kong’s Soho. Now, in its new location, The Orange Tree is back and better than ever before. Serving up the finest Dutch and European specialties using only the finest ingredients, this restaurant invites you to experience a taste of the west in its chic, modern atmosphere.
Tulip Origami Art for the Garden of Friendship
During the spring season, Holland blooms with tulips, crocuses and daffodils. Dutch landscape becomes filled with flowers and bright colours of Tulips, windmills, and sailboats. Participants of this origami workshop, taught by Kade Chan - Hong Kong’s very own world-class origami artist - will learn to fold Dutch tulips for the garden of Friendship.
About Kade Chan: Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Origami Academy
Chan Pak Hei, Kade is the founding chairman of the Hong Kong Origami Academy. Having graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design, he is a professional origami artist, as well as a product and graphic designer. Born in 1993, he started folding paper in 2005, after joining the Hong Kong Origami Society at the age of 12. Now Kade Chan has more than 100 original origami designs and over 10 years of experience on origami teaching, organised over 500 public events and exhibitions, and collaborated with many famous brands such as Berluti, L’Eau de Chloé and TOD’s.
About the Hong Kong Origami Academy
The Hong Kong Origami Academy was founded in 2005, and is a leading organisation promoting the origami art in Hong Kong and participating in origami events internationally. The Academy focuses on nurturing origami talent and integrating origami techniques with industrial product design to develop a new craft and product market. Hong Kong Origami Association offers a certificate programme for members of the public. Upon completion of the course and passing the assessment, students will be recognised in the field locally and the United States of America, Japan, Korea, Spain, Canada, and France.